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Libyan Reggae at its peak grooves courtesy of Benghazi-born Ahmed Ben Ali. After working with Ahmed in 2020 on the 12" hit "Subhana" (Habibi012) (2.4M Spotify streams), Habibi Funk is back with a fulllength release focusing on Ahmed's releases from the mid 2000's. The tracks on the LP represent a blisteringly deep collection of heavy reggae rhythms and synthesized grooves from a singular creative force, inspired as much from Jamaican sonics as from Libyan folkloric styles, as Ahmed says, "it's the Libyan style, not some bullshit." Out everywhere June 16th. As always, both vinyl and CD come with an extensive booklet featuring background on Ahmed, including unseen photos, scans and more. Our first and major contact with Libyan music began five-or-so years ago, when we were invited to visit an abandoned tape factory in Tunisia. We have talked about this influential visit more at length for the Free Music release (Habibi021), if you're interested. Anyhow, the place was astonishing. It ha...